ARISE adds staff to its leadership team

LEFT TO RIGHT: Beth Hurny, Kristi McClusky, Amy Ellingworth

ARISE, a Syracuse-based nonprofit organization that provides services that promote the social, educational, economic and individual interest of people with disabilities, recently announced the hiring of new staff.

Beth Hurny-Fricano has joined as the director of clinical services. Prior to joining ARISE, Inc, she served as the executive director for the Onondaga Council on Alcoholism & Addictions, Inc. doing business as Prevention Network. She is an adjunct professor in the Master of Social Work (MSW) program at Syracuse University, the College of Nursing at Upstate Medical University, and the Human Services Department at Onondaga Community College. Hurny-Fricano received a bachelor’s degree in human services from Cornell University, a master’s degree in social work from Syracuse University, and an Ed.D. in executive leadership from St. John Fisher University. She is a licensed master social worker, a master credentialed alcohol and substance abuse counselor, and a credentialed prevention professional.

• Kristi McClusky has joined the organization’s executive leadership team as the director of quality improvement and corporate compliance. McClusky brings a wealth of experience as the former director of quality assurance at Liberty Resources and LIFEPlan Care Coordination Organization. She is a graduate of Nazareth College of Rochester.

• Amy Ellingworth, CPA, has joined as executive leadership team as chief financial officer. She has worked in the nonprofit sector hospital and healthcare industry for over 15 years, most recently at the Syracuse Community Health Center. She is a graduate of Binghamton University having earned a Bachelor of Science from its School of Management.